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Res Dev Disabil. 2010 Jan-Feb;31(1):131-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2009.08.010. Epub 2009 Oct 9.

The development and standardization of the Adult Developmental Co-ordination Disorders/Dyspraxia Checklist (ADC).

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The Dyscovery Centre, Allt-yr-yn Campus, University of Wales, Newport, UK. amanda.kirby@newport.ac.uk

Abstract

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the United Kingdom (U.K.), is a developmental disorder affecting motor co-ordination. In the past this was regarded as a childhood disorder, however there is increasing evidence that a significant number of children will continue to have persistent difficulties into adulthood. Despite this, there remains little information as to how the difficulties might present at this stage, and additionally the impact on every day functioning. As young people move into further and higher education there is a need for screening and assessment tools. Such tools allow for identification of these difficulties, access to support, and clarification of areas where appropriate support needs to be targeted. This paper describes the first adult screening tool for DCD. The development and the results from testing this tool in two countries, Israel and the U.K. are outlined and the implications for its use in further and higher education discussed.

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19819107
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10.1016/j.ridd.2009.08.010
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